Located in the Yvelines district, south-west of Paris, the city of Versailles has a worldwide reputation thanks in particular to the Palace of Versailles, former residence of the kings of France.
Versailles is located in the Ile-de-France region, near the towns of Chesnay, Louveciennes and La Celle-Saint-Cloud.
Easily accessible by road via national highways, the municipality is well served by public transport, and every year, millions of visitors flock to discover it.
The Palace of Versailles is the most visited castle in France. Formely the hunting lodge of Louis XIII, it was transformed, renovated and enlarged by his son Louis XIV, who made it his main residence and installed his government there.
It is now possible to visit it to admire the sumptuous setting and decor which the king and his court inhabited; discover the grand royal apartments, built in a row, composed of bedrooms, lounges and grandiose reception rooms.
The property covers 800 hectares, so be sure to take a stroll in the quiet gardens to admire the beautifully maintained pools, fountains and groves. The gardens were designed with particular care as Louis XIV gave them as much importance as the modern renovation of the Palace, so they are a must when visiting Versailles! A small train is available to help you explore and move around the gardens and historic places more quickly. Don't forget your camera!
To prepare for your visit, check the opening hours of the Palace of Versailles on the official website.
The city of Versailles offers other points of interest than its famous castle... Do you want to know the must-see places when you come to Versailles? Follow the guide!
To make the most of your visit, don't miss the historic districts of the city center: the Antique Dealers’ district will delight lovers of flea markets and antique furniture, the Saint Louis district, where the Saint-Louis Cathedral is located, the King's vegetable garden will delight history buffs, and Old Versailles, the historic heart of the city, where the Jeu de Paume room is located, will be perfect for those looking for entertainment, with the many restaurants, bars and shops that have settled there.
Other buildings close to the castle are worth visiting during your visit to Versailles. A few minutes’ walk from the Palace of Versailles, the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon, with its neoclassical architecture, built on the orders of Louis XV, is a must-see. Often called the “Women's Palace”, it has seen Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France, dwell there, but also princesses and countesses. The Queen's Hamlet, which includes a farm and a mill, allowed Marie Antoinette to forget her royal status by dwelling in a more rustic setting. You will be surprised to discover a setting that contrasts sharply with the rest of the estate.
If you want to go shopping, go to the Westfield Parly 2 Shopping Center, which offers fashion, decor, beauty, and cultural shops, but also a pharmacy and even a cinema. A little hungry? The town centre has around fifteen restaurants, enough to give you considerable choice.
Are you looking for the best hotel to stay in for a visit to Versailles and its surroundings?
Our B&B HOTEL Versailles Le Chesnay, near the Palace of Versailles, offers rooms with single or double beds, private bathrooms and all-you-can-eat breakfast.
In our charming hotel, where our team welcomes you all year round, you will spend a restful night in your room in a pleasant and comfortable setting.
Enjoy all the services offered by our property: free Wi-fi, flat screen TV, bar, restaurant service, breakfast room, elevator, rooms for disabled individuals, and free parking nearby. Everything is here for you to have a quality stay.
Our establishment, which will be your residence for a few days, is only a few minutes by bus from the Palace and its park.
In this city, everything is done to facilitate your mobility throughout Ile-de-France, and many means of transport are accessible, including the RER C, which passes through the Versailles Château Rive Gauche and Versailles Chantiers stations. The closest train station to the hotel is Versailles Rive Droite Station (line L), located 14 minutes away by bus or 35 minutes on foot, taking you to Paris Saint Lazare.
If you are coming by car, free parking is available near the hotel.
Paris Orly Airport is located 30 minutes from the hotel by car, ideal for your national and international trips.
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Our B&B HOTEL Versailles Rocquencourt, located just north of the Versailles-Chèvreloup arboretum, north of Le Chesnay-Rocquencourt, is the ideal solution for a comfortable night's sleep at the best rates in the Yvelines. Our hotel has all the facilities and services you need for a pleasant stay: comfortable rooms, fully-equipped bathrooms, free unlimited wifi, flat-screen TV. A private underground car park with an electric recharging point is also available for hotel guests.
Our hotel is ideally located, just 8 minutes by car from La Celle Saint-Cloud and Vaucresson stations.
For a family outing, just 4 km from our hotel, the Ferme de Gally offers the chance to experience nature at its best: discover the farm, pick your own produce, children's workshops, markets... Discover real know-how!
The nearby bus stations give you easy access to the centre of Versailles. So you can discover Versailles and its château, gardens, theatres and restaurants!